Timonah Wanyonyi who has been rumoured to be leaving Gor Mahia is now fotrmally out of the club and is set to join arch rivals AFC Leopards according to a report from goal.com
Wanyonyi is believed to have approached AFC Leopards’ to sign him on Wednesday. He took advantage of the few days remaining before his contract at Gor Mahia expires on June 22 to leave.
AFC Leopards Organising Secretary Timothy Lilumbi revealed to Goal the move but insisted that no official communication will be made until June 23.
“He (Wanyonyi) still has a few days before his contract at Gor Mahia expires and so we don’t want to say much but the fact is he approached us wanting to join our club and we cannot be blamed for that.” said Lilumbi to goal.com in a bid to deflect attention from the fact that they have been seeking Wanyonyis signature ever since he joined Gor Mahia in mid 2013.
Gor Mahia Secretary General Chris Omondi said the player had refused any contract extension talks and wished him the best. “We have been trying to have him extend his contract for the last several months but he has not been keen on it.
“Apparently, he was up to something and we can only wish him the best of luck. We have depth and his absence will not affect us.”
Wanyonyi scored against AFC Leopards’ two weeks ago when his club lost 3-1 to Gor Mahia.
Wanyonyi had tried to join AFC leopards when he left Aspire academy but AFC declined. It was not until he started shining at Gor Mahia that AFC started to pursue him.